A Bit O' Belli: Product Review Part 1

There is something about doing a legit product review that makes me feel like a "professional blogger". And then I decide to start a blog by declaring said feeling and any bit of professionalism goes right down the hole like Plucky's blue ball. Anyway... today I'm going to talk about a fantastic company with some really top-notch products. Belli Skin Care.

Belli specializes in creating products for expectant mothers, moms, and babies, and is the #1 recommended Pregnancy Skin Care brand by OB-GYNs. All of their products are tested to be safe for mom and baby, through all stages of life. As fate would have it I only found out about this company AFTER having Keelin, but I'm glad I know about it now so I can take advantage the next time the hubs knocks me up. So romantic, right? :)

Keelin and I have both been using a number of Belli products over the last few months and I wanted to call out some of my favorites!

FOR ME: Like I said, I discovered Belli after Keelin was about 4-5 months old but I still managed to benefit from a number of products from their Pregnancy Line. First is the All Day Moisture Body Lotion:

LOVE this lotion. I am notorious for having OOBER Dry skin during the winter, so I'm definitely putting it to the test in the next months but so far it's been great! It has a light, crisp fragrance that isn't too overwhelming {perfect for preggos and their super sensitive Spidey-senses} and it lasts throughout the day without feeling thick or greasy. I'm definitely keeping it on my list of "must haves" whenever baby #2 starts cooking.

Next is a combo of sorts so I'll brag on them together. I have been in LOVE with them both from the first top-pop: The Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub and Anti-Blemish Facial Wash:

First of all, let it be known that I'm a sucker for facial scrubs. After living with a very unhappy pizza face through middle and high school {and yes the pizza face will return from time to time even now... thanks hormones} I discovered the pure bliss that can come from scrub scrub scrubbing my face with those mean little pieces of grit until even the nastiest craters and zits felt like smooth skin. Euphoric I tell you. At least the end result. Less so on the mean little pieces of grit tearing your face apart. But let me tell you folks, the Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub is the most relaxing and comfortable facial scrub I have ever used. And it's not one of those "my label says I'm a scrub but I really don't know the first thing about exfoliation" type products, this stuff is amazing. The teeniest tiniest little microbeads go to work on my face every time I use it and I have to resist the urge to splash water up out of the sink like the girls in the face wash commercials always do. Yeah... that's how great it feels. Follow that up with the Anti-Blemish Facial wash and you've got a duo made in mommy {or preggo} heaven. It doesn't dry out my skin like so many other washes do, and I feel like my complexion has been steadily clear {knock on wood} ever since I started using it. It's tough for me to really stand behind a face wash after trying SO MANY during my most intense acne-battling years but these two are top of the line.

Finally for me is a product I never really thought about using daily until I became a mom... and witnessed the train-wreck that is TAN MOM: Pure Radiance Facial Sunscreen

Also from the Pregnancy Line {oops} this is in no way like the thick white goop you slap on at the beach. It's a tinted cream that gives you daily SPF protection without feeling caked on. I use a pea-sized amount every morning in conjunction with my moisturizer and even though I can't actually TELL that my face is utilizing the UV butt-kicking powers, I feel better about myself knowing that I'm keeping my skin protected during walks with Keelin or those agonizing trips to and from the grocery store parking lot. Again, in keeping with the theme... love this stuff.

Since I had zero intention of rambling on and on about these products I'll save the BABY review for another post. Get excited. Even if you aren't interested in any of these products, definitely take a look around their website at some of the others. They have Stretchmark Minimizing Cream and Elasticity Belly Oil to basic body wash and Kelo-cote scar treatment, I really mean it when I say they have great, safe, products for just about any stage of life.

Seriously moms, moms-to-be, and basically any lady who is looking for some great, safe skin care... you've got to check out Belli. Some of their products are a little on the pricey side, but I'm super stingy and even I'd splurge from time to time. BUT... lucky for you, splurging may not be necessary because they are currently hosting a 12 Days of Belli Giveaway!  Every day through 12.12.12 {yes, I'm a little late sharing the news} Belli is giving away one special product. All you have to do is enter! You can enter everyday for a chance to with the featured item! Who knows, maybe Santa knows you've been extra good this year and you'll find one in your mailbox stocking on Christmas morning!  Hey, there's nothing to lose, so may as well give it a shot!

Keelin's 49 week update is tomorrow but stay tuned for my review of their baby products on Thursday!

Until next time...